press

Media Advisory: NowThis and discovery+ Announce Screening of New Docuseries ‘Uprooted’ at AFI Silver Theatre on Feb. 16

Features Panel Discussion With Director Avril Z. Speaks, Executive Producer Matt McDonough, NowThis Correspondent Luria Freeman, and Sherri Warren, the Subject of the Series

Company Release
February 10, 2022

SILVER SPRING, MD – (February 10, 2022) – NowThis, the #1 most-viewed News & Politics Digital Publisher across FB, YT and Twitter [Tubular Labs, US Based Digital Publishers, September 2021], and discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service, today announced an advanced screening of part one of the new original docuseries Uprooted at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring. The screening of part one of the three-part limited docuseries will be followed by a brief panel discussion with Sherri Warren, who is the subject of the series, director Avril Z. Speaks, Executive Producer Matt McDonough, and NowThis correspondent Luria Freeman.

Uprooted tells the story of Keith Warren, who was 19 when, in 1986, his body was found hanging from a tree in Silver Spring, MD. The police ruled it a suicide at the scene, the tree was cut down, his family was not informed for more than six hours, no autopsy was performed and no criminal investigation was ever opened. Keith’s sister, Sherri, has spent the last 35 years investigating her brother's death, fighting systemic injustice at every turn as she seeks answers and tries to get Keith's death certificate revised to reflect the truth.

What:                    Advanced screening of Uprooted (Part One) and panel discussion featuring Sherri Warren, Avril Z. Speaks,                                Matt McDonough, and Luria Freeman

When:                   Wednesday, February 16, 6:30 PM ET–8:15 PM ET

Where:                  AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
                               633 Colesville Road
                               Silver Spring, MD 20910

Tickets: This event is free to the public. Members of the public can reserve tickets via the AFI Silver Theatre’s website.

Media: Please contact Priyanka Mantha at priyanka@nowthismedia.com to RSVP. Interviews with Sherri Warren, Avril Z. Speaks, and Matt McDonough are available upon request.

The three-part limited docuseries premieres on discovery+ on February 18 — check out the trailer here.

About NowThis:
NowThis is the #1 most-viewed News & Politics Digital Publisher across FB, YT and Twitter [Tubular Labs, US Based Digital Publishers, September 2021], and a leading news brand and the one of the most followed overall publishers on TikTok, with over 6.2M followers [Platform Analytics, November 2021]. Our brand mission is to make news engaging and relevant for young adults by humanizing our complicated world. Launched in 2012, NowThis has revolutionized how news today is consumed. Our entertaining, inspiring and informative videos receive over 1.4B monthly views [platform analytics, January 2021]. NowThis has won an Academy Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and a Cannes Lions Award. NowThis is part of Group Nine Media, the most-engaging media portfolio in the U.S. [Comscore, July 2021].

About discovery+:
discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.

###

CONTACT:

Priyanka Mantha

VP, Communications, NowThis

Phil Zimmerman

Group VP, Communications, Discovery, Science Channel, discovery+

Smithhouse Strategy for discovery+

Previous

POPSUGAR Announces Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Shonda Rhimes, Marsai Martin, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Auli’I Cravalho and Other Stars Join Michelle Obama at “Girl Talk”

NEXT

Discovery+ and NowThis Partner to Create “Action Planet,” a New Series Featuring Common, Jane Fonda, Matt Damon, Adrian Grenier, & More